Anti-Semitism at Anti Zimmerman Protest; ‘You Ashkenazi Crafted Devil’ Proclaims T-Shirt

July 17, 2013 12:43 pm 4 comments

Screen shot of protester wearing anti-Semitic t-shirt that reads "YOU ASHKENAZI CRAFTED DEVIL." Photo: KTLA.

A man leading a demonstration against the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in a murder trial that mesmerized the United States, was caught on camera wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with anti-Semitic language, Breitbart.com reports.

Shots of the protester and his T-shirt, were broadcast on KTLA-5 Los Angeles, and featured by the Los Angeles Times — neither of which spotted the offensive language. The shirt reads: “YOU ASHKENAZI CRAFTED DEVIL,” an apparent reference to Zimmerman, who is not Jewish as his name might suggest.

The term Ashkenazi refers to Jews of Eastern European origin, rather than Sephardic Jews who lived in Arab and Latin countries. While both groups trace their lineage back to Spain, Ashkenazi Jews primarily went north, into Europe after being expelled from the country in 1492, while Sephardic Jews headed south to the Magreb, North Africa and Asia or to European trading capitals, London and Amsterdam, where they maintained separate traditions.

4 Comments

  • Both groups DO NOT trace their lineage back to Spain.

  • Life lesson #1: Lots of people hate Jews. All Jewish people grow up with this in the back of their mind.

    When this story first broke I thought to myself “The Jew haters are going to have a field day with this one.”

    So much of the Zimmerman /Martin trial reminds me of the Dreyfus affair And I can’t help but wonder if good old-fashioned anti-Semitism is the driving force.

    Dreyfus affair:
    France was divided over a conspiracy involving a young Jewish army officer Alfred Dreyfus.
    Held for five years on Devil’s Island before the real conspirator was found out and AQUITTED by the military. Then Dreyfus was hit with NEW CHARGES.

    The country was divided over the issue that lasted twelve years before the falsely accused was finally vindicated. The nation began to identify itself into collective groups the Dreyfusards and the Anti-Dreyfusards. The latter group were motivated by an ingrained sense of antisemetism while the former were motivated by the truth. In the end it helped the pro republic movement.

    If I had to guess I don’t think the Zimmerman situation will turn out as well.

  • Basil Fletcher

    I think that it is indeed very sad, that a Black person could allow him or herself to be caught in this web of hate and ignorance. Had he known, of Hitler’s deep and abiding love for Black people he possibly would have burnt all T shirts of the type he wearing, where ever he sees them.

    Jews, be they Black or White should continue their work. Many a times hatred is a result of both envy and ignorance. Yes, let them envy the good work and sacrifices made by Jews of all colours, Black and White to make this world a better place to live, a more peaceful and prosperous place.

    Let them prove, that they are willing and capable of doing a better job.

    Basil Fletcher
    Kingston
    Jamaica

  • shouldn’t an israeli paper know better than to publish such obviously erroneous information about something as basic as the origins of ashkenazi jews?

    hint: no, they were were not expelled from spain in 1492- german (ashkenaz means german) jewish communities predate that by at least 5 centuries.

    sheesh!

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